Wes Anderson is travelling to Spain this summer to shoot his next movie. Last year, it was initially reported that the Rushmore director would be working on a romance flick set in Rome. However, these plans have allegedly now changed. Reports in Spain have claimed that the American director has chosen Chinchón in Madrid to shoot his movie in July, August and September.
No specific details about the film have been confirmed yet, be it plot or cast. However, it is believed that sets for the film are already under construction. According to reports, they resemble the ubiquitous desert landscapes in the western genre, although it’s reported that the film won’t be in that genre.
Chinchón’s mayor, Francisco Javier Martínez, commented: “This is very important to this city,” he said, before added: “It’s true that we used to be the usual place for countless filmings, but the excellent American productions have been screened here for many months, which gave us life, category and promotion opportunities.”
The mayor continued, “Qe have been with Parador, hotels, and country houses. Mediation, negotiation will take over everything. The theatre will become their centre of action, and they can even shoot there.”
In other Wes Anderson-related news, his upcoming film, The French Dispatch Of The Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, premiered at Cannes Film Festival this July. A synopsis of the film claims that it will “bring to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.”
Written and directed by Anderson, The French Dispatch stars Benicio Del Toro, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, to name but a few of its all-star cast.
As part of the Tribeca Film Festival this June, Anderson is also set to take part in a live-streamed 20th anniversary of his classic The Royal Tenenbaums. Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, and Danny Glover will also take part in the event taking place at the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place.
Watch the trailer for The French Dispatch, below.